Saturday, July 8, 2017

HPL Adult Summer Reading





A Bad Idea I'm about to Do: True Tales of Seriously Poor Judgment and Stunningly Awkward Adventure
A Bad Idea I'm about to Do: True Tales of Seriously Poor Judgment and Stunningly Awkward Adventure
By Gethard, Chris
2012-01 - Da Capo Press
9780306820304 Check Our Catalog

From comedy star Gethard comes a collection of essays chronicling his bizarre childhood, awkward adolescence, and the hilarious misadventures that followed. …More


Dexter by Design
Dexter by Design
By Lindsay, Jeff
Author Lindsay, Jeffry P.
2009-09 - Doubleday Books
9780385518369 Check Our Catalog


The macabre, witty New York Times bestselling series continues as our darkly lovable killer matches wits with a sadistic "artiste" who is creating bizarre murder tableaux of his own all over Miami.
After his surprisingly glorious honeymoon in Paris, life is almost normal for Dexter Morgan. Married life seems to agree with him: he's devoted to his bride, his stomach is full, and …More


Dexter Is Delicious
Dexter Is Delicious
By Lindsay, Jeff
2010-09 - Doubleday Books
9780385532358 Check Our Catalog

America's most-read, most-watched, and most-beloved serial killer--Dexter Morgan--is back. Family bliss is cut short when Dexter is summoned to investigate the disappearance of a 17-year-old girl who has been running with a bizarre group of goths who fancy themselves to be vampires, but more resemble cannibals. …More


U2: Rock 'n' Roll to Change the World
U2: Rock 'n' Roll to Change the World
By Neufeld, Timothy D.
2017-06 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
9781442249394 Check Our Catalog

U2's significant career far exceeds that of most average successful rock bands, with a prolific output of thirteen well-received studio albums and a sometimes relentless touring schedule. The band is famous for uniquely drawing together music, art, faith, and activism, all within a lucrative career that has given each of these elements an unusual degree of social and cultural resonance. …More


The Road to Camelot: Inside JFK's Five-Year Campaign
The Road to Camelot: Inside JFK's Five-Year Campaign
By Oliphant, Tom
Author Wilkie, Curtis
2017-05 - Simon & Schuster
9781501105562 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Interesting book-history book. Good reading.
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The Holocaust: A New History
The Holocaust: A New History
By Rees, Laurence
2017-04 - PublicAffairs
9781610398442 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Interesting-sad-book.
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Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
By Semple, Maria
2012-08 - Little Brown and Company
9780316204279 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Alex Awards (2013), Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction (2013), Women's Fiction AKA Orange Prize (2013)


To her Microsoft-guru husband, Bernadette's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to her 15-year-old, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom. Then Bernadette disappears.
HPL patron: I listened to the audiobook-it was fantastic! The narrator did a …More


Gods and Generals: A Novel of the Civil War
Gods and Generals: A Novel of the Civil War
By Shaara, Jeff
1996-05 - Ballantine Books
9780345404923 Check Our Catalog

In this brilliantly written epic novel, Jeff Shaara traces the lives, passions, and careers of the great military leaders from the first gathering clouds of the Civil War. Here is Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, a hopelessly by-the-book military instructor and devout Christian who becomes the greatest commander of the Civil War; Winfield Scott Hancock, a captain of quartermasters who quickly …More


The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living
The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living
By Wiking, Meik
2017-01 - William Morrow & Company
9780062658807 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Initially, I closed the book and thought it was so-so. Not bad, but not really great either. But the more I reflected, the more I like it and look to make things more hygge. I also tried the Boller I Karry (Danish meatballs in curry) recipe. It is delicious and easy to make.
HPL patron: A light read that made me …More


A Man Called Ove
A Man Called Ove
By Backman, Fredrik
2014-07 - Atria Books
9781476738017 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: This was a good book easy enough to read yet still had a message worth keeping. Characters were well developed and the back story on Ove was well don.
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The Cat Sitter and the Canary
The Cat Sitter and the Canary
By Clement, John
Author Clement, Blaize
2016-12 - Minotaur Books
9781250051172 Check Our Catalog


Dixie Hemingway, everyone's favorite pet-sitting sleuth, is back for yet another riveting case. Set in the lush and beautiful island of Siesta Key, with a cast of characters that Dixie fans the world over have come to know and love, The Cat Sitter and the Canary is the latest book by Blaize and her son John Clement. A delightful addition to this critically acclaimed series, The Cat …More


Morocco
Morocco
By Bowles, Paul
Photographer Brukoff, Barry
1993-10 - ABRAMS
9780810936317 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Nice pictorial book on the country-read for reference to a coming trip.
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Six Years
Six Years
By Coben, Harlan
2013-03 - Dutton Adult
9780525953487 Check Our Catalog

Coben, the master of domestic suspense, returns with a standalone thriller--in the vein of #1 bestsellers "Hold Tight," "Caught," and "Stay Close"--that explores the depth and passion of a lost love, and the secrets and lies at its heart. …More


The Kingdom
The Kingdom
By Cussler, Clive
With Blackwood, Grant
2011-06 - Putnam Adult
9780399157424 Check Our Catalog


The thrilling new adventure from a #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author. The husband-and-wife team of Sam and Remi Fargo are used to hunting for treasure, but they aren't used to hunting for people--until an investigator friend of their goes missing, and they promise to search for him. What they discover, however, will be beyond anything they could have imagined.
HPL …More


V Is for Vengeance
V Is for Vengeance
By Grafton, Sue
2011-11 - Marian Wood Book
9780399157868 Check Our Catalog


A woman with a murky past who kills herself. A dying old man. A lovely woman. A professional shoplifting ring. A brutal and unscrupulous gangster. A wandering husband. A spoiled kid. A lonely widower. An elegant but ruthless businessman whose dealings are definitely outside the law: the spider at the center of the web. And in the middle of it all is Kinsey Millhone, whose 38th-birthday gift …More


I Still Dream about You
I Still Dream about You
By Flagg, Fannie
2010-11 - Random House
9781400065936 Check Our Catalog


A major new novel--the first in four years--by the irresistible bestselling author of "Can't Wait to Get to Heaven, Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!," and "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe."
HPL patron: Enjoyed it immensely-kept me entertained throughout.
HPL patron: This was not the best of Fanny Flagg. The …More


Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
By Handler, Chelsea
2008-04 - Simon Spotlight Entertainment
9781416954125 Check Our Catalog


In a word: hilarious. . . . These are some of the funniest stories I have ever read and they're also some of the most unexpectedly heartfelt--Laura Zigman, author of "Animal Husbandry."
HPL patron: Light reading, quick, rather outragious and irreverant.
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The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts
The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts
By Hammer, Joshua
2016-04 - Simon & Schuster
9781476777405 Check Our Catalog

To save precious centuries-old Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians in Timbuktu pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean's Eleven.

In the 1980s, a young adventurer and collector for a government library, Abdel Kader Haidara, journeyed across the Sahara Desert and along the Niger River, tracking down and salvaging tens of thousands of ancient Islamic and secular manuscripts
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Gwendy's Button Box
Gwendy's Button Box
By King, Stephen
2017-05 - Cemetery Dance Publications
9781587676109 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Interesting and entertaining. Not the suspenseful story I was hoping for or expecting from Stephen King.
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The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae
The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae
By Laurens, Stephanie
2012-01 - Avon Books
9780062068620 Check Our Catalog

From "New York Times"- and "USA Today"-bestselling author Laurens comes the wild and satisfying conclusion to her trilogy about three Cynster sisters tracking down their perfect matches. Includes a bonus short story. Original. …More


To Distraction: A Bastion Club Novel
To Distraction: A Bastion Club Novel
By Laurens, Stephanie
2006-08 - Avon Books
9780060839109 Check Our Catalog


In her latest installment of the Bastion Club series, Laurens reveals the latest about the men of the club and introduces readers to a tantalizing mystery that connects the worlds of the Bastions with that of her bestselling series featuring the Cynsters. Original.
HPL patron: This is an excellent book if you enjoy Romance novels, as I do. This author keeps …More



A Fine Passion
A Fine Passion
By Laurens, Stephanie
2005-08 - Avon Books
9780060593315 Check Our Catalog

"New York Times" bestselling superstar Laurens leads readers through the gates of the Bastion Club for another sensuous tale. The last of his noble line, Baron Warnefleet comes home to intrigue and peril, and to the only woman in England who can set his hidden passions free. Original. …More